The common thread I’ve seen with great directors is they hire great people who they trust to do their job well, which releases the director to do their job well, which is having an overview of the total vision for the story. The less successful experiences I’ve had are when I’ve seen directors who are trying to micromanage everyone and tell them what their job is and how to do it well. I think hiring great people is the number one job of a director, and then empowering them to do their job well. … [Read more...] about David Oyelowo Explains How Acting Helped With His Directorial Debut on ‘The Water Man’
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It’s worth noting that presidents rarely enact their exact campaign tax proposals. It's a reality of negotiations with Congress and powerful lobbying forces on Capitol Hill. But administrations have generally applied principles outlined during campaigns. For Biden, that means comprehensive tinkering that adds up to a notable, but not seismic upswing for the federal treasury, driven by higher tax bills for the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations. … [Read more...] about AP EXPLAINS: Biden sizable but not radical tax plans
Brett Compton, an Illinois police officer, started the Facebook page “Project Prepared: Response Options for School Intruders,” in light of the recent shooting in Oregon. The page is intended to give teachers a place to discuss ways to “win” in a fight against a gunman, as well as tips on “fortifying their classrooms” with safety measures. Discussion threads involve U-locks, belts, and having hornet spray on hand. … [Read more...] about Can Your Child Be Taught to Defeat a Gunman at Her School?
The gruesome details of the film’s deeply unsettling revenge sequence are best left unspoiled, although some necessary warnings around sisterly betrayal, rape and extreme, bloody body horror should be noted all the same. Though what’s provocative about “Violation” isn’t the presence of these triggers, but the way it handles them, knowing that real-life sexual perils are as likely to crop up within one’s close, trusted circle as they are in the company of strangers. Moreover, the film’s visual priorities decisively keep female exploitation at bay, an ugly cliché that habitually pollutes the rape-revenge subgenre which often falsely parades as feminist empowerment. Like Jennifer Kent’s masterful outlier “The Nightingale,” “Violation” sees sexual assault as an act of outermost humiliation, with its often-intimate camera insisting to focus on the victim’s out-of-body shame. … [Read more...] about ‘Violation’ Review: Disturbing Rape-Revenge Thriller Subverts Genre Trappings
A family history of cancer isn’t the only factor to weigh, says Mary Freivogel, the president-elect of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC). It isn’t that simple. The National Cancer Institute has developed a series of screening tools to help evaluate whether a woman may have inherited a mutation. For example, if one of your relatives had both breast and ovarian cancer--or breast cancer that was diagnosed before she turned 50—you would be a candidate for the test. If you’re concerned, Freivogel recommends making an appointment with a genetic counselor. All families are different and some signs may not be as obvious, she explains. “What [a counselor is] able to do is take a family history and figure out if this is a pattern that concerns something hereditary, or if it is a pattern that’s probably explained by something else.” (You can use the NSGC’s online directory to find a … [Read more...] about Should you get tested for the breast cancer gene?